Healthcare a top priority at Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting
The Council of Atlantic Premiers is meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The four premiers are discussing health, immigration, labour and housing priorities.
Premiers are working closely with the registrars of the Atlantic colleges of physicians and surgeons to improve physician mobility within the region.
The goal is to allow a broader healthcare workforce mobility improvement and multi-jurisdictional licensing.
The Atlantic Physician Register should be in place by May 1, 2023.
Atlantic Premiers also discussed opportunities to continue regional health collaboration, including sharing best practices and lessons learned as new programs are implemented and scopes of practice for health care professionals are expanded, as well as sharing the innovative approaches their provinces are pursuing to improve health care delivery.